Saturday, April 12, 2008

All Manner of Wrong


It's wrong, during a very serious movie, to watch a bloody, violent, naked knife fight and think, "Wow, he really does have the nicest ass."

Right?

When they said it was a gory, difficult movie they were not kidding. Not even a little bit. Still, it's interesting. Take that with the knowledge that The Godfather is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, though.

4 comments:

  1. I need more of a review. Thumbs up or down? How many out of ten? I love me some Viggo, and I really like these kinds of movies, but I need more to go on...

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  2. I was trying to leave people wanting more. Looks like a succeeded.

    It's a little slow but it's all about watching how people interact. It's not an unending string of gross things but they do keep springing up and surprising you. Viggo is spectacular. I have never liked Naomi Watts and I wasn't surprised by her performance.

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  3. I really liked this movie, primarily because of Viggo. He was outstanding. And so was his ass.

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  4. nhfalcon11:20 AM

    I just happened to rent "Eastern Promises" and watch it the other day. It was good, but I don't know that I'd ever watch it again. Then again, I'm a guy who likes action flicks and T&A comedies and once upon a time thought Steven Seagal rocked...

    It's a drama, pure and simple. The gore wasn't over the top, there wasn't much action, and next to zero humor. Having Viggo's ass and crank waving in my face didn't bother me, but I've seen a lot of better fight scenes in my day (could Viggo's punches have been any more telegraphed?).

    I think what eventually kind of turned me off to this movie was my distaste for any kind of suffering or potential suffering of young children. Without getting into details or spoilers, a newborn baby girl plays a fairly significant role in this film, and there were scenes involving her that I could have done without.

    Then again, maybe I'm just a big wuss...

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